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PCWeek: Hang on to your old Windows utilities

Apr 13, 2000, 22:37 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cameron Sturdevant)

[ Thanks to Cy Guy for this link. ]

"Many products still work only with NT, not Windows 2000 (recall the delicate dance). And it's likely that most IT managers will use Windows 9x and NT on the desktop for several more years. Based on our informal performance testing, Windows 2000 doesn't seem to make corporate desktops much more stable, much more manageable or much more productive. Best sit out this dance for now." "First, don't expect to be able to deploy the new operating system to corporate desktops using the usual software distribution tools. Traditional desktop management suites, including Intel's LANDesk Management Suite 6.3, don't officially support distribution of Windows 2000."

"Second, don't be in too much of a hurry to ditch all your tried-and-true Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT utilities. Weeks after PC Week Labs installed Windows 2000 on nearly 100 PCs, we're still digging through trash cans searching for NT service packs. It turns out that not many applications are ready to run on Windows 2000."

"Many products still work only with NT, not Windows 2000 (recall the delicate dance). And it's likely that most IT managers will use Windows 9x and NT on the desktop for several more years. Based on our informal performance testing, Windows 2000 doesn't seem to make corporate desktops much more stable, much more manageable or much more productive. Best sit out this dance for now."

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